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Archive - 2012

January 19th

Ansley upends Litchfield

January 19, 2012

Ansley 54
Litchfield 49

ANSLEY--It was announced last year Ansley and Litchfield would co-op in all sports beginning with boys basketball this winter.
However, it was decided to co-op the rest of activities starting fall of 2012. Currently Litchfield and Ansley play together for the boy’s basketball team, but their girl’s team remains separate.
Talk about an awkward situation when the Ansley and Litchfield girls’ basketball teams met last week, but a game was still to be played.

Twin Loup drops A-M

January 19, 2012

Twin Loup 41
Anselmo-Merna 33

SARGENT - - Twin Loup and Anselmo-Merna met in a pivotal Loup Valley Conference match-up that ultimately went to Twin Loup by a score of 41-33
Anselmo-Merna started off fast and outscored the Wolves 12-10 in the first quarter.
However, the second quarter wasn't anything like the first quarter. Both teams struggled to find the basket and the Coyotes scored three points compared to the Wolves two points and the Coyotes would take a 15-12 lead into halftime.
The difference in the game was the third quarter.

Jenkins says maybe

January 19, 2012

Custer County rancher, Jim Jenkins is driving on change, and he is fed up with the status quo. He strongly believes one route to change is through the political process, but following a lifetime of entrepreunearship, he wants to tread down paths less trodden.

With Ben Nelson’s announcement that he was not going to rerun for the U.S. Senate, Jenkins focused on a seat in the U.S. Senate.

In conversation with the Custer County Chief, as well as through a press release, Jenkins said he is considering placing his name on the ballot.

New business caters to sewing, hobby enthusiasts

January 19, 2012

Not since the days of the old Ben Franklin store downtown has Broken Bow had a place where a seamstress could purchase material, thread and about any sewing notion she could need - until now. Meet Susie Walker, owner of Broken Bow's newest business The Hobby Shack.
Susie and her husband, Mark, moved to Broken Bow in February 2008, when she took a job at BD. Prior to moving here the family had lived in California and Idaho, but it didn't take long for the couple to fall in love with Broken Bow and settle in.

January 17th

Clay Struempler, 73

January 17, 2012

Clay Struempler, age 73 of Loomis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Phelps County Memorial Hospital in Holdrege.
Clay was born Dec. 25, 1938, at the Buffalo community north of Lexington, to Albert and Isabel (Dirksen) Struempler. He attended country school north of Buffalo, and went on to attend high school in Oconto.

January 16th

Willard Keller, 94

January 16, 2012

Willard Wilson Keller died at the Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012. He was born June 28, 1917, on the Keller ranch at Cascade, Nebr. He grew up on the banks of the North Loup river where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He attended Cascade Elementary School and graduated from Dunning High School in 1935. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture in Lincoln.
February 24, 1940, he married Myra Patterson of Dunning. To this union five daughters were born: Carolyn, Kay, Nelda (Babe), Willa, and Beverly.

January 12th

Slow Down: Council wants speed limit lowered

January 12, 2012

Broken Bow may see some ‘speed’ relief off State Highway 2 at the west edge of town.

The city limits have changed and the Broken Bow City Council has hopes the State Department of Roads will allow the speed limit to be lowered from 65 to at least 45 beginning at the new city limits, now located at the west edge of the Trotter property.

January 11th

Leland "Lee" Teahon, 83

January 11, 2012

Leland “Lee” Charles Teahon, 83, of Halsey, passed away in Kearney, Jan. 5, 2012. Lee was born Sept. 7, 1928, to Charles James and Clara Catherine (Franssen) Teahon in Anselmo.
He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1945. After high school, Lee and some friends made their way to Cody to find work. It was during Lee’s time in Cody that he met Anne Marie Barnes of Hay Springs.
Lee and Anne were married on Lee’s 21st birthday at Nenzel. They moved to Broken Bow in 1950, where Lee worked for Fred Bates. During their time in Broken Bow, Lee and Anne had five children.

Francis Wescott, 83

January 11, 2012

Francis Lloyd Wescott was born Nov. 19, 1925, at his grandmother's house a mile and half north of Brewster, just one half mile from where he lived most of his life. He attended school at Dunning and then Brewster. He went peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jan. 6, 2012.
He rode his horse to Ogallala when he was 16 all by himself. He then worked around Lisco, working cattle.

Callaway soldier featured in newly published book

January 11, 2012

Robert D. Booker was born in Callaway July 11, 1920, and joined the Army in June 1942. By April 9, 1943, Bob was serving as a private in the 34th Infantry Division.
On that day, near Fondouk, Tunisia, he advanced alone across open terrain despite intense hostile fire and began firing on the enemy with his machine gun. After being wounded, he continued to fire until receiving a second, fatal, wound.
For these actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on April 25, 1944, one of only seven Nebraskans awarded that honor in World War II.

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